Duncan speaks to audiences about adaptability, innovation and creative leadership through the narrative of music.
He draws on his twenty years’ experience as a professional jazz musician, educator and composer, offering a rich variety of stories and actionable strategies that people can apply back to their life and work.
He shares what it takes to manage creative and complex challenges, how to build the ultimate collaborative team and what music can teach us about leadership.
Duncan has spoken to audiences from leading organisations including Google, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and McKinsey and in countries throughout the world including India, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, UK, Vietnam.
His sessions are entertaining, engaging and often interactive, with the option of a jazz group performance and other interactive music experiences.
From writing music for major television networks like HBO & Discovery Channel to teaching students how to improvise and navigating through jam sessions in cities where no one speaks the same language, I have many insightful and inspiring stories to tell that help motivate and inspire audiences.
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Keynotes with the stix Symphony session. Duncan’s keynotes can be standalone or together with some of the interactive experiences to add full momentum.
Adaptability & Change: Embracing diversity is the key to innovation in music.
Collaboration: The collaborative ecosystem of a self-governed music industry.
Creative Leadership: Music is a product of its leadership
Engagement in Education: Developing a virtuoso creates a leader, empowering a group creates a community.
Managing Complexity: The freedom of boundaries.
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Partial Speaking List
Standard Chartered Bank
HRO Summit Asia
MindShare CEO Conference
Google JAPAC Conference
Prime Ministers Office, Singapore
Commonwealth Bank Australia
IDC CIO Summit
Conference on Fair Employment, Singapore
Bath & Northeast Somerset Council (BANES), UK
Media Development Authority Singapore
Emerson Process Management
SingTel Business Planning Conference
IBM ASEAN Leadership Summit
Vestas Global Leadership Conference
Energizer Holdings Global Leaders Conference